Friday, November 12, 2010

Mom Didn't Laugh for Two Years and it was Killing Me

My mother, Dorothy, did not laugh for over two years. It was "killing" me....
By Bob DeMarco

Max wrote about the last great big laugh he heard from his Great Grams. It was obviously vivid in his mind. See The Plaid Pajamas and the Last Big Laugh.

This reminded me of one of the saddest periods in my life. My mother didn't laugh for over two years. She rarely smiled during this period. Severe heartache, it hurt.

I would look over and there would be mom. The glassy eyed look, the stare into what must be either confusion or "nowhere". The look of Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Alzheimer's Reading Room: Mom Didn't Laugh for Two Years and it was Killing Me

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

How Many Days to Turn a Penny into a Million Dollars?

Lets assume you have a penny (once cent).

Lets say you invested the penny and at the end of the first day it doubled. You would then have two cents. Nothing to get excited about right?

Lets assume you started investing day after day. So on day two you invested your two cents and ended the day with 4 cents. Each succeeding day you invested and every day you doubled your money.

How many days would it take before you had $1,000,000 (one million dollars)?

If you don't know the answer to this question off the top of your head, you might be surprised when you learn the answer.

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Answer: 28 days.

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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one website on the Internet for news, advice, and insight into Alzheimer's disease. Bob has written more than 950 articles with more than 8,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

TauRx Therapeutics-- New treatment halts progress of Alzheimer's disease

The results of the Phase 2 study of TauRx's new treatment strongly suggest that it is possible to halt progression in mild and moderate Alzheimer's. TauRx is continuing to refine its treatment and hopes that restoration may be possible at least at the earlier stages with improved versions of its drug. Tangles are already destroying nerve cells in parts of the brain critical for memory in people in their fifties and upwards. The ultimate goal is to develop a product that is convenient for patients that could be widely used at the very earliest stages of the disease, long before patients experience the first symptoms of Alzheimer's.
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